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Sandy's Destruction from the Air

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website has recently created a few websites that show the aerial images of Sandy's destruction along the coastline of New York and New Jersey. 
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Fall Fishing in New York Harbor

As fall migration of birds, insects, fish and other wildlife begin, you can discover a whole new natural world a short distance from the busy and bustling sidewalks of downtown Manhattan. The beaches downstream from New York City and along the city's southern coastline offer a chance to fish in sight of towering skyscrapers including the rising Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan, and historic landmarks like the parachute jump at Coney Island or the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse in America.   Read more »

Monarchs Turn up Around NY Harbor

I actually spotted my first Monarch Butterfly last month. It was a typical sultry summer day in July. I was riding my bike hastily near North Beach at Sandy Hook. All of sudden I saw something flutter beside the bike trail.   Read more »

Ospreys Begin to Hatch

May is the time for young Ospreys to hatch out of their eggs and begin their days learning how to become a fish hawk. Sure enough, one of the local Osprey nests around Lower New York Bay located near Pews Creek in Port Monmouth, NJ is full of life as eggs that were laid last month have begun to hatch open.  Read more »

Piping Plovers Nest Near New York Harbor

On this chilly weekend with temperatures in the 50s and low 60s, the Piping Plovers decided it was time to start a family. Around the coastal ocean beaches of Sandy Hook, located downstream from New York City,  were several nest sites. In addition, several pairs of plovers were nesting at Breezy Point, located across the bay in the borough of Queens.  Read more »

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